Chicago International Film Festival 2017 – The Rape of Recy Taylor REVIEW
By Andrea Thompson
The documentary The Rape of Recy Taylor, may tell a tragically common story, but its subjects are anything but resigned. If anything, the film ties the crime at its center into a far bigger picture of resistance during the Jim Crow era, which was already simmering long before it was forced to give way to the Civil Rights Movement. It’s one of those stories that goes largely untold, mostly because not only were black women the victims, but they were also fighting for justice, rather than taking the traditional route of remaining silent or invisible while a (white) man fought for them.